Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law
Beginning May 1, 2010, smoking is prohibited in most public places in Michigan.
The law will cover any
workplace and any food service establishment. This law covers public places,
including, but not limited to,
restaurants, bars, shopping malls, bowling alleys, concert halls, arenas,
museums, mechanic shops,
health facilities, nursing homes, education facilities, and child care
The Michigan legislature passed the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law on
December 10, 2009 to
preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people
of the state by limiting
exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Smoke-Free Air Act will not serve as the only smoke free law in the
state, but it does set forth
the essential requirements for indoor workplaces and public places where
smoking is regulated and
these minimum standards apply state-wide. The statewide law does the following:
(1) establishes where people can smoke and where they can't if the local
community is not currently
covered by any city or county law; and (2) ensures that any provision that
are weaker in regional law,
compared to the state law, are now made at least as strong as the statewide
Cigar bars, tobacco specified retail stores, and the gaming floors of casinos
may be granted exemptions
from the smoke free law.
The public health and well being of workers and customers alike is the
best reason for state government
to ensure smoke-free businesses, including restaurants and bars. A clean
air free from tobacco smoke
is good for Michigan residents, workers and visitors - and now - Michigan
is serving to smoke free air.
Reference: State of Michigan
(L) A cigarette display at a convenient store in the Upper Peninsula of
The price for a 20-cigarette package is ranged from $2.08 to $7.08.
(R) Photo shows a .lobby of the Best Western Lakefront Inn; Suites, Paradise,
Michigan.This is a smoke-free hotel.
(L) No-smoking sign and warning, posted at the Best Western Lakefront Inn
(M) A restaurant-bar in Paradise, Michigan (R) All restaurants and bars
in Michigan are smoke-free.
A tobacco sale at a Shell gas station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The price for a 20-cigarette package is ranged from $4.99 up to $6.09.
The Mallboro Sinus costs $ 2.29.
International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
No-smoking sign plate was shown in the terrace seat space of a gift shop
at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan.
A night view of Double Tree Hotel, a Hilton group, Bay City, Michigan
The Double Tree Hotel is 100% smoke-free.
No-smoking sign plate of the Double Tree Hotel and the notice that all
public areas have been designated as a smoke-free environment.
A road-side rest area on the Route Interstate 75
A stand ashtray at the road-side rest area
The Detroid Marriott Troy Hotel, Troy, Michigan is 100% smoke-free.
The Detroid Marriott at the Renaissance Center is 100% smoke-free.
The sign board shows the smoking restriction by the Michigan Smoke-Free
seen at the Detroid Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
Smoking-room ratio in various cities
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Berlin-2011
Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice-2011
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia 2014
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia 2014
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Oslo 2015
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Bergen 2015
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Fjord 2015
All smoke-free hotels in Norway Fjord 2016
Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada
Smoke-free BC Canada
Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan
Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba
Smoke-free Ontario Act
Tobacco Control in Quebec
Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick
Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
Smoke-Free Ontario London, Ontario Niagara Falls Toronto Around Lake Houron
Upper Michigan Lower Michigan Tobacco Control in Ontario Smoking Ban in Ontario
Smoking Ban in Michigan Washington, D.C. Smoking Ban in Washington, D.C.
Tobacco sale in Ontario 2010 Smoking ban in Ontario 2010 Smoking ban in Michigan 2010
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